Facilities: Stadium & Arena
- Reports: Rangers Plan to Build Retractable-Roof Stadium
by Stuart Goldman May 2016
The Texas Rangers are reportedly planning to build a new retractable-roof stadium aimed at battling the oppressive Texas summer heat while also adding value to the Major League Baseball team and providing additional revenue streams.
- Environmental Group Recommends Testing at Arena Site
by Bob Bauder May 2016
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has identified three areas on the former site of the Civic Arena that require testing for contaminants and likely a "minor cleanup" before the Penguins — or any developer — can start construction, an agency spokesman said Wednesday.
- Committee OKs Bucks Arena, Council to Vote Next Week
by Tom Daykin May 2016
The detailed design plans for the new Milwaukee Bucks arena, parking structure and training facility are heading to final city approval after being endorsed Tuesday by a Common Council committee.
- Board Approves Nearly $1M for HS Stadium Repairs
by Kendi Anderson May 2016
The high school stadium drama is over. The Hamilton County Board of Education voted Thursday night to pay $913,600 to repair seven stadiums across the county.
- Council Approves 10-Year Deal for Minor League Hockey
by Becky Pallack May 2016
The Tucson City Council unanimously approved an agreement making the downtown Convention Center arena the new home ice of the Arizona Coyotes minor league hockey team. The 10-year agreement protects the city's interests, protects taxpayers and spurs sports tourism, city officials said.
- Opinion: Stadium a Bad Bet for Las Vegas
by Las Vegas Sun May 2016
The Oakland Raiders are trying to get a new football stadium but have been unsuccessful. After a failed attempt to move the team to Los Angeles, owner Mark Davis teamed up with Sands owner Sheldon Adelson and Majestic Realty and is asking for $750 million in public funds to go with $500 million he has pledged for the stadium.
- No Special-Purpose Taxes for Braves Stadium Bridge
by Dan Klepal Tom Cheek; Staff May 2016
Cobb commissioners approved the bridge's funding plan April 12, and decided to stick with using SPLOST revenue two weeks later even after the County Attorney's Office and the Finance Department recommended against it.
- Applying Public-Private Principles to Community Sports Venues
by Peter Knowles and Steve Kelly May 2016
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- Eastern Washington Mulls Options for Stadium Site
by Jim Allen May 2016
The answer to Eastern Washington's football stadium dilemma may be near. Over the next rise, to be exact. Just north of Roos Field lies farmland that's suitable for a new stadium. Informal discussions between the landowner and EWU officials are underway, The Spokesman-Review has learned. "We have discussed some possibilities," said John Montague, the representative of the estate of his mother, Mildred Montague, who died in 2006.
- Opinion: Pro Teams in Vegas Just a Matter of Time
by Nancy Armour May 2016
After years of the major sports leagues swearing they would never have a franchise in a city where gambling is legal, it's no longer a question of if Las Vegas gets a team but when — and how many.